My rosy feelings for Belinda Carlisle’s memoir Lips Unsealed come from equal parts twenty-five-year-old nostalgia and love for Christa’s review of the book. Her review is one of my favorite pieces ever published on MN Reads. It’s everything I love in a review: book description, clear opinion, personal connection, and
Until a couple weeks ago my knowledge of Linda Ronstadt consisted of “Somewhere Out There; those duets she did with Aaron Neville; and the recent news that she was suffering from Parkinson’s and could no longer sing. So I picked up Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir not so much out
If you are smart enough not to follow me on Twitter you really have no idea how annoying I was while listening to the audio version of Heart’s memoir Kicking & Dreaming: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll, lucky for you I will recreate that annoyingness right
A funny thing happened when I was reading Mary Cantwell’s Manhattan, When I Was Young, a memoir built around the places the writer lived in New York City during the 1950s and 60s. I first decided I wanted to write about all of the places where I have lived in
The whole time I was reading Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild, about her time spent hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, I was distracted by images of Alexander Supertramp rotting away in an old school bus in who-knows-where Alaska after a lunch made up of poison berries. That story, Into the Wild by
It’s a psychic who tells Nicole Georges that everything her mother has told her about her father is wrong: He didn’t die when she was a child, he’s definitely still alive. Although the seer fails to recognize that Georges is a lesbian and also throws in some man-of-her-dream predictions in
Whenever I read a memoir by a writer who is unknown to me (and not a freshly rehabilitated drug addict — strangers I will blindly read), it always inspires a variation of the same fan fiction about how this book came to be. In the case of Rebecca Dana’s Jujitsu
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